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Stop Focusing Only On Today (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 290)


(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #22)

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”
— Alan Lakein

There is value in a good plan. The people who succeed the most are those who understand how to think, develop, and work a good solid plan that is effective not just for today, but for days, months, and years to come. This does not mean they don’t take time to have fun and be spontaneous, but serious pursuits deserve a plan. Read more…

Drop the To-Do List and Schedule It (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 195)

Drop the To-Do List and Schedule It

“There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.”
— Henry Kissinger

Why do the most successful and productive people in the world use a schedule (or calendar) as opposed to a to-do list?

Well, according to researcher Kevin Kruse, there are several reasons. One of the main reasons is that to-do lists have a few weakness that keep projects from getting done and goals from being reached.

Personally, it is easier to get a sheet of paper or a blank sheet on your word processor and make a numbered list of everything you have to do. But a list is all that it is. And a list with no action points is useless.  Read more…

Purpose Creates a Plan


Fitzhugh Dodson said, “Without goals and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.”

Alan Lakein said, “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

People who live on purpose always create a plan before starting any project or beginning any task. In order to get to the end of a goal, one must have a goal in mind at all times. A plan helps to detail the pathway to get to the end goal. Read more…

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